There’s only one reason I do not buy Ben and Jerry’s ice cream: I can eat a whole pint in one sitting! And I won’t share. Lucky for my sweet tooth I had a craving for Chunky Monkey ice cream and decided to recreate the flavors in a lower-calorie laden chunky monkey smoothie. It’s all about compromise [aka moderation] with favorite foods, right?!
Middle of the night feedings and mix and matched nap schedules for Joey and Anthony means that this Momma is pretty much running on empty. Lack of sleep = craving the sweets! Anyone else have that issue? Instead of opting for the whole pint of Ben and Jerry’s, I put my blender to work and came up with something that both fuels my day and satisfies my sweet tooth. Momma’s slurping on a chunky monkey smoothie!
It all starts with the perfect pairing of chocolate milk + walnuts. Both of these ingredients are packed with nutrients that not only taste delicious, but they also help to fuel any busy day. Which, believe me, as a parent of two little kiddos running on limited sleep, I need all the fuel I can get. And if FUEL tastes like this chunky monkey smoothie I’m eating as much of it as I can!
- 1 cup of chocolate milk
- ½ cup of nonfat yogurt, plain
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 ripe banana
- ¼ cup of walnuts
- ¼ cup of chocolate chips
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Add more ice for desired consistency as needed.
Because all ice cream flavors deserve to be transformed into a smoothie, which would you choose to recreate?!